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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the Pritzker administration has been awarded $700,000 in competitive federal funding to promote U.S. export growth through the state’s Illinois State Trade and Export Promotion (ISTEP) program. The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Office of Trade and Investment (OTI) will invest the federal award in the state’s ISTEP program which provides financial assistance to Illinois small businesses entering or expanding to new international markets. Qualified Illinois businesses can use funding from the ISTEP program for state organized group trade missions, individual foreign market sales missions, product compliance, website localization, and export training. For companies interested in expanding their global footprint, OTI leads group trade missions to international trade shows for a variety of industries such as food processing, environmental technology, life sciences and medicine, and packaging. Applications for the competitive ISTEP program are accepted throughout the year and are considered on a rolling basis. In Fiscal Year 2020,

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